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Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France

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Eating great, affordable meals in France can be a treat and a pleasure if you look in the right places, and you will get to see that French cuisine is not all about pretentious high class restaurants. There are great little bistros with fresh and locally sourced produce that will delight your senses, and the busy, authentic atmosphere will act as the best spice for your meal. Now one of the best shots you have at a delicious, decadent French meal without spending too mush money is Galette de Marie, a genuine crêperie where your biggest problem will be to choose between all the delicious flavors. A legendary Lyon culinary institution is Brasserie Georges 1836, and if you are in Nice you should definitely try the amazing vegetarian Zucca Magica. Whatever your choice, expect busy waiters, friendly locals and great meals in these affordable French eateries. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France

Temps des cerises (Le)

Temps des cerises (Le)

  • 18-20 rue de la Butte-aux-Cailles
  • tel:33 1 4589 6948
  • Paris, 75013
L'as Du Falafel

L'as Du Falafel

  • 32 Rue des Rosiers
  • tel:33 1 4277 8994
  • Paris, 75004
Zucca Magica (La)

Zucca Magica (La)

  • 4 Quai Papacino
  • (Rue de Foresta)
  • tel:+33 4 93 56 25 27
  • Visit website
  • Nice, 6300
Aux Voyageurs Nissarts

Aux Voyageurs Nissarts

  • 19 Rue Alsace Lorraine
  • tel:+33 4 9382 1960
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  • Nice, 06000
Au Bonheur du Palais

Au Bonheur du Palais

  • 74 rue Paul-Louis Lande
  • tel:+33 5 56 94 38 63
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  • Bordeaux, 33000
Entrecote (L')

Entrecote (L')

  • 4 Cours du 30 Juillet
  • tel:+33 5 56 81 76 10
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  • Bordeaux, 33000
Le Bar à Vin

Le Bar à Vin

Galette de Marie

Galette de Marie

  • 9 rue Bivouac-Napoléon
  • tel:+33 04 9368 1513
  • Cannes, 06400
Brasserie Georges 1836

Brasserie Georges 1836

  • 30 Cours de Verdun
  • Perrache
  • tel:+33 4 72 56 54 54
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  • Lyon, 69002

Heralded as a home for French gastronomy since 1836, Barsserie Georges offers a unique dining experience where you may feel like you've been transported back in time. The enormous dining room features a high ceiling adorned with an elaborate fresco and classic art-deco interior design that will make you wish you'd worn your Sunday best. The menu includes French and Lyonnais dishes, along with some European specialities. But if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you won't find it at Brasserie Georges. With a seating capacity of 650, the restaurant can be pretty noisy when full. For live music while you eat, head to Brasserie Georges on Saturday night.

Café du Soleil

Café du Soleil

  • 2 rue St-Georges
  • tel:+33 4 7837 6002
  • Lyon, 69005

Café du Soleil is situated on the historic Rue Saint George in a quieter area of the UNESCO World Heritage zone. Having resided on the premises for over a hundred years, this established Lyonnaise bouchon is proud of its heritage, and is equally proud that the Café du Soleil kitchen supplies most local restaurants with the Lyonnaise speciality 'quenelle' (pike dumpling).

In true bouchon style, the interior of Café du Soleil is characterised by homey intimate surrounding. Be ready to have a conversation with your neighbour, as the tables are grouped together in a fashion that promotes a collective dining experience. Adding to the collective dining experience, the staff at Café du Soleil tend to float from table to table, sharing jokes and good humour, while treating all diners as guests in their home. The atmosphere is full of jovial banter; don't ask for an English menu if you don't want to be heckled (in a friendly way), but do ask the accommodating waiters to help you if you're unsure of the menu.

The menu at Café du Soleil consists of Lyonnaise specialities including the prized 'quenelle', Lyonnaise tripe, terrine de foie gra (liver of duck or goose that has been specially fattened), poulet au vinaigre (chicken in vinegar) and Lyonnaise salade, to name a few choices from the menu. The restaurant offers a selection from three set menus priced at 23 and 32 euros for three courses and a 'menu quenelle', which is priced at 19 euros. House wines include the regional Cote du Rhone and a selection from other regional vintages. In addition to wines, the restaurant has a wide selection of aperitifs and digestives. read more about Café du Soleil